Facebook and Twitter Too Busy With New Year Celebrations?

Twitter and Facebook have a pretty rough start for 2012. I don’t even want to mention SOPA.

Last night, I was browsing my Twitter timeline with 3rd party app, Hootsuite when it had trouble loading tweets. After getting it on Down For Everyone Or Just Me and the result is, as expected: positive. Well, it’s New Year after all and with the new tweets coming from over a billion users worldwide, an error is justifiable. We might not be able to surf the Twitter website but luckily, we can still update our status from 3rd party apps.

Yup, Twitter slapped a new fail whale photo right at our faces. So, what nickname should we give to this odd combination of caterpillar and ice cream?

This morning, I’m glad to find out that Twitter is running cool again. A quick check stated that the glitch lasted for almost 90 minutes last night. Whoa…

And just when I thought all is nice, Facebook has yet another bug, this time it involves their new Timeline. A Facebook user, Trude Red N Sparkly posted the following in the support page:

Is your timeline not updating?? It’s cause they forgot to add 2012 before opening their champagne bottles to celebrate the New Year. Our updates don’t have anywhere to go. The program knows they don’t go in 2011, but the programmers didn’t give it a 2012, so our stuff is probably floating in the computer version of the nether worlds. Report the bug till someone sobers up enough to add 2012.

This is probably the most insane mistake Facebook engineers could do. So, while they’re off to celebrate New Year, confused Facebook users have trouble finding their status updates on their Timeline. Status updates and shares do appear on the main page, just not on the Timeline…yet.

So I guess all we can do now is sit back, relax and wait till FB’s back from their bash to quickly add in 2012 into their database. I just hope that all my previous status updates that are ” floating in the computer version of the nether worlds” can be restored.

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